Lightning lands one shopper out early Thanksgiving Day
2 years ago
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Lightning lands one shopper out early Thanksgiving Day

A lightning strike landed one shopper out bright and early this morning.
WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD hits the layaway
2 years ago
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD hits the layaway

The WWAY Surprise Squad brought tears of joy with the help of Perry's Emporium.
Secret Santa brings joy to the Port City
3 years ago
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Secret Santa brings joy to the Port City

As many of you finished your Christmas shopping this week, one Secret Santa spread Christmas joy around our area. John Butler and his wife went to get their items out of layaway Monday evening when they got the surprise of a lifetime.
Christmas tree lots open and ready for business in Cape Fear
3 years ago
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Christmas tree lots open and ready for business in Cape Fear

Christmas time is upon us now that Thanksgiving is nearly over. For many people, that starts with buying a tree. At the Optimist Club's tree lot at the Kmart in Wilmington on Thursday, volunteers said they had a few families come by and sold about 10 trees. They said the sales really pick up in the two days after Thanksgiving.
Is Black Friday becoming Black Thursday?
4 years ago
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Is Black Friday becoming Black Thursday?

Is Black Friday becoming Black Thursday? Shoppers have been out all Thanksgiving Day getting a jump-start on their holiday shopping.
FIRST ON 3: Area Sears, Kmart stores avoid closing list for now
5 years ago
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FIRST ON 3: Area Sears, Kmart stores avoid closing list for now

Sears Holdings has announced some of the Sears and Kmart stores it will close as a way to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The list of 79 stores does not include any in the Cape Fear.
Wilmington shoppers say they would be sad to see Sears go
5 years ago
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Wilmington shoppers say they would be sad to see Sears go

It's quitting time for more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores across the country. Sears Holding announced Tuesday that the company would have to close the stores, fueling speculation about whether Sears, which has a 125-year history, can turn itself around and survive. Folks in Wilmington say they go out of their way to shop at Sears because of its long history.
ONLY ON 3: Secret Santa says ‘Pay it forward’
5 years ago
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ONLY ON 3: Secret Santa says ‘Pay it forward’

Reports of "Secret Santas" paying off layaway accounts have swept across the country this holiday season, and Wilmington is no exception. We told you yesterday about a family that had their layaway balance paid off by a stranger just in time for Christmas. Now, a "Secret Santa" has come forward to tell his side of the story.
Secret Santa pays for layaway at Wilmington Kmart
5 years ago
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Secret Santa pays for layaway at Wilmington Kmart

The spirit of giving is in the air across the nation. Anonymous donors are paying off layaway purchases at Kmart stores from coast to coast. Now, it's happening in Wilmington.